Northern Group speaks on Nnamdi Kalu Arrest.
The Coalition of Northern Groups has noted that the arrest of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is not the end of the Biafran agitation.
This was contained in a statement by the group spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman on Tuesday.
The group urged the Federal Government to allow justice to take its full course, they added that a referendum is needed to verify the predetermined outcome of all agitations for sovereignty.
“Nobody should make the mistake of assuming that the arrest is anywhere near the end of the Biafran affair.
“We stand our ground that a referendum must be held to determine this and all other agitations for self-determination from any part of the country,” the statement read in part.
The group expressed mixed feelings over the arrest and repatriation of Nnamdi Kanu with mixed feelings of apprehension and appreciation.
The coalition lauded the effort of the Federal Government and the agencies that made this possible, particularly the International Police and authorities of the United Kingdom for honouring their obligations with Nigeria.
However, the group stated that the apprehension will remain until the full course of justice takes effect.
The Biafra group leader was rearrested and brought back to Nigeria on Tuesday. He was intercepted on June 27, the IPOB leader is expected to be re-arraigned before the Federal High Court for the continuation of his trial.
However, Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has approved the Federal Government’s submission to detain the IPOB leader in a DSS facility as his trial is still on.
Recall that Nnamdi Kanu has repeatedly called for breakaway southern Nigeria to form the Republic of Biafra.